Morning Huddle: Surprise! Kelce Extension!

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And we thought dudes were restructuring for us to go out and get a big name free agent PFFFFF! Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for 14 August 2020

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Travis Kelce’s four-year, $57 million extension with Chiefs is done | PFT

The deal with Travis Kelce is done, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports, with the tight end agreeing to a four-year, $57 million extension. Kelce is entering the fourth year of a five-year contract set to make base salaries of $8 million in 2020 and $7.75 million in 2021. The new deal ties him to the Chiefs for the next six seasons.

Travis Kelce rewarded by Chiefs with long-term extension | AA

In case there was any doubt at this point, Travis Kelce will retire as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. With a new long-term contract extension, the All-Pro tight end is expected to stick around K.C. for the next six seasons, per ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler.

Travis Kelce, George Kittle Both Sign Contract Extension on Same Day | SI.com

Thursday, August 13th was a big pay-day for two of the NFL’s best tight ends. Both Travis Kelce and George Kittle signed monster, five-year contract extensions with their respective teams. Kittle was the first to agree to a $75 million extension with the 49ers. Shortly after that deal was announced the Chiefs agreed to a four-year extension with Kelce. Both the Chiefs and 49ers met each other in this year’s Super Bowl. Kelce was on the winning end of that battle catching six passes for 43 yards, a touchdown and of course the Lombardi Trophy, while Kittle caught four passes for 36 yards. Kittle turns 27-years-old in October while Kelce turns 31 in the same month.

Chiefs players react to Travis Kelce’s contract extension | ChiefsWire

[Kelce] “I want to play here for my entire career because of the support we get from this city,” Kelce told reporters in Miami. | [Mahomes] 6 MORE YEARS!!!!!!! https://t.co/6oCYYwajak pic.twitter.com/vE6QkfO7t9 | [Hardman] Congrats Trav!!! Great player and even better teammate! @ Arrowhead Stadium https://t.co/y7zGZYuIWh

Analyzing Chiefs’ Salary-Cap Space After Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes Contracts | B/R

“Back on March 30th, the Chiefs had exactly $171—yes $171—in salary cap space,” Yates wrote. “Since then, they’ve signed Patrick Mahomes to a record-setting 10-year extension and Travis Kelce and Chris Jones to huge 4-year extensions. Cap gurus Brandt Tilis and Chris Shea have worked magic.”

Per Over the Cap, the Chiefs had $13,921,310 in 2020 cap space Thursday. That figure includes terms for Mahomes’ deal: a 10-year, $450 million contract extension.

The Chiefs’ cap number is currently listed at $14,761,489 for 2021.

The Kelce deal, which amounts to a four-year, $57 million extension, kicks in for 2022. His cap number for 2020 sat at $11,218,400 and $9,000,000 for 2021.

How Many Teams Can Win Super Bowl LV? The Chiefs Top the List | AR

It’s not brave or exciting to say that the Chiefs could take advantage of a nonexistent offseason and sprint to the finish line again. Without offseason media access it’s difficult to determine nebulous factors like complacency, but the roster did a fine job of solidifying itself in the offseason and adding a top-flight running back who could diversify the scheme in rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. When you have a coach/quarterback combination like Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes it’s difficult to project a plateauing given one’s ability (and willingness) to create and one’s ability to embody those advancements.

Kansas City Chiefs: Four bold predictions for the 2020 season | AA

Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be Offensive Rookie of the Year

I think it’s safe to say that there hasn’t been another offensive rookie for the Kansas City Chiefs with this much hype in the last decade other than Patrick Mahomes himself. The fact the defending Super Bowl Champions took a running back in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft was initially surprising, but local and national media alike have latched onto the potential of Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

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Morning Bowl of (T)Weeties:

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This week’s episode “Clyde Edwards-Helaire Fixes the Chiefs ONLY Weakness ” is now LIVE 💥💥

@clydro_22 presses gaps like a VETERAN to set defenders up 👇👇

Full episode: https://youtu.be/VJURL1fwD9I

#clydeedwardshelaire #chiefskingdom #nfl #chiefs

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With the inclusion of Nielsen’s Digital TV Ratings, which don’t come out until 3 days after the national TV ratings, the final tally for FOX’s Week 1 doubleheader is +10% vs last year and an average of over 20 million viewers.

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Local Chiefs Reporters:

"I think if you're the Chiefs, you just do what you do."

@TerezPaylor previews Sunday's matchup against the Chargers with @KCChiefs_Matt!

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National Talking Heads:

The #Saints have ruled star WR Michael Thomas as out vs the #Raiders on MNF. Not a surprise, Thomas is dealing with a high-ankle sprain and didn’t practice this week.

Similar to last week, the #Jets are promoting RB Josh Adams from the practice squad, source said, and he adds to depth given the hamstring injury for RB Le’Veon Bell. Adams will play tomorrow.

Happy birthday to 3x Pro Bowler Stephon Gilmore! 🥳

Catch up on all of his INTs with the @Patriots so far and get ready for more. @BumpNrunGilm0re

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NM_ChiefsFan
NM_ChiefsFan
08/14/2020 9:02 pm

I know I’m late to the party with this post…but “How many teams can win SB LV?” Unless they have changed the rules, I’m pretty sure only one team can win. Right?

zulu trader
zulu trader
08/14/2020 5:07 pm

Mike Clay

@MikeClayNFL

Most touches by a rookie wide receiver drafted after Round 2 since 2009:

83 – Tyreek Hill
71 – Keenan Allen
65 – Mike Williams (TB)
63 – Diontae Johnson
63 – Cooper Kupp

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upamtn
08/14/2020 1:52 pm

with Mahomes, shouldn’t the logo be called

Throw It Back

… just a thought

zulu trader
zulu trader
08/14/2020 1:51 pm

Herbie Teope

@HerbieTeope

Also, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes made a sick sidearm throw during team drills and connected with RB Elijah McGuire, who made a diving catch on sideline.

Mahomes, man.

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zulu trader
zulu trader
08/14/2020 1:49 pm

Didn’t Frank have stomach issues last camp too?

where does that man eat?

James Palmer

@JamesPalmerTV

Andy Reid said Frank Clark has a stomach virus. It’s not COVID. That’s why he wasn’t at practice.
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upamtn
Reply to  zulu trader
08/14/2020 1:51 pm

LOLOL

kcfreak725
Reply to  zulu trader
08/14/2020 2:34 pm

Raw fish maybe? 😉

zulu trader
zulu trader
08/14/2020 1:45 pm

Herbie Teope

@HerbieTeope

Chiefs coach Andy Reid says rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is getting a lot work with the first-team unit.

Edwards-Helaire looked strong out there during the period we observed practice. Busted loose on a long run (keep in mind no hitting, tackling).

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zulu trader
zulu trader
08/14/2020 1:42 pm

James Palmer

@JamesPalmerTV

“I thought that was his best move ever, the best move of his life was bringing in Andy Reid.” – Travis Kelce on Clark Hunt.

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zulu trader
zulu trader
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08/14/2020 1:42 pm

Herbie Teope

@HerbieTeope

“Kansas City, I love you and I’m glad I’m going to be here the next six years,” TE Travis Kelce says of his new extension.

zulu trader
zulu trader
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08/14/2020 1:43 pm

Matt Derrick
@mattderrick

#Chiefs TE Travis Kelce says the locker room and teammates are big reason why players want to stay in KC: “Guys don’t want to leave that. Guys want to keep building on that.”

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
08/14/2020 11:33 am

Going forward and holes we have that need a FE signing are going to be so easy to fill.

upamtn
08/14/2020 11:28 am

This day in sports: Lamar Hunt announces formation of the American Football League

Dallas businessman Lamar Hunt announced the formation of the American Football League on this date in 1959 at a meeting of perspective team owners in Chicago.

https://sports.yahoo.com/day-sports-lamar-hunt-announces-120019637.html

upamtn
08/14/2020 11:26 am

Injury report from Chiefs training camp: DE Frank Clark misses practice

https://sports.yahoo.com/injury-report-chiefs-training-camp-155501588.html

upamtn
08/14/2020 11:25 am
Warpath
Warpath
08/14/2020 8:17 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  Warpath
08/14/2020 8:28 am

+1’ing that is the highlight of my day

Leaf
Reply to  Team Player
08/14/2020 9:05 am

Reading that gives me so much ecstasy that I can’t focus on the + symbol

Mahomesisgreat
Mahomesisgreat
Reply to  Warpath
08/14/2020 9:19 am

Run it back!

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